2023-2024 CATALOG

The Academic Catalog is the official listing of courses, programs of study, academic policies and degree requirements for Loyola University Chicago. It is published every year in advance of the next academic year.

Women's Studies and Gender Studies (BA)

The WSGS BA program provides students with a broad and deep understanding of feminist scholarship and gender theory from an interdisciplinary perspective. Through the WSGS lens of intersectionality, students acquire analytical skills that enable them to see the world in new ways and offer innovative solutions to social and theoretical problems. Service-learning courses, internships, and capstone projects provide opportunities to link theory and practice and advocate for social justice.

Many students combine the WSGS major with a major or minor in another discipline to further hone their skills in that area and integrate their learning in innovative ways. The BA program also provides a robust list of elective options in other disciplines, such as Anthropology, English, History, Psychology, Sociology, and Theology (among others) that enhance the foundational curriculum. In these ways, the program sustains its interdisciplinary character, honors diversity, and continually builds a community of scholars who collaborate and support one another. Our graduates go on to fulfilling careers in education, law, medicine, the non-profit sector, and a number of other fields.